(BIVN) – The USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory posted some new photos on Monday, showing the ongoing eruption at the summit of Kīlauea.
Kīlauea remains at a Volcano Alert Level of WATCH and an Aviation Color Code of ORANGE.
From Monday’s USGS HVO update on Kīlauea:
Halemaʻumaʻu Lava Lake Observations: Eruption of lava from the Halemaʻumaʻu western vent into the active lava lake, and weak ooze-outs along the northern and western crater floor, have continued over the past 24 hours. Overflight measurements on June 17, 2022, indicated that the crater floor had seen a total rise of about 120 meters (394 feet) and that 93 million cubic meters (24 billion gallons) of lava had been effused since the beginning of this eruption on September 29, 2021.
Summit Observations: Summit tiltmeters recorded no deflationary or inflationary tilt over the past 24 hours. A sulfur dioxide (SO2) emission rate of approximately 2,300 tonnes per day (t/d) was measured on June 24, 2022.
East Rift Zone Observations: No unusual activity has been noted along the East Rift Zone or Southwest Rift Zone; steady rates of ground deformation and seismicity continue along both. No tremor episodes were observed over the past 24 hours. Measurements from continuous gas monitoring stations downwind of Puʻuʻōʻō in the middle East Rift Zone remain below detection limits for SO2, indicating that SO2 emissions from Puʻuʻōʻō are negligible.